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Increased Dues FAQ's

Phi Kappa Phi is increasing its regular and life member dues for the first time in nearly 10 years. During that period of time, the Society has made significant improvements and investments in initiatives and programs to attract and retain members, increase its member benefit programs, provide new and additional award opportunities, and provide critical support to its affiliated chapters. Further, during this 10-year time span, inflation has increased approximately 23%, which has increased the costs of membership to the organization.    

July 1, 2022

Existing multi-year members will not experience a dues increase until their membership is up for renewal after July 1, 2022.

October 2012

Yes, two- and three-year multi-year memberships will reflect a discount off of the one-year dues rate.

Phi Kappa Phi’s member benefits have increased dramatically since 2012. First, member grants and awards distributed annually have increased from $435,000 in 2012 to more than $1 million in 2022. The number of member benefit programs has more than doubled, providing members with far greater discount opportunities. Additionally, the Society has made considerable investments in technology in order to enhance and improve its member experiences and improve chapter operations. Examples include:  Phi Kappa Phi app, new website, member community platform, online donation options and new member online enrollment.

As a nonprofit organization, the Board of Directors continuously strives to minimize operating and overhead expenses while making key investments to increase operating efficiencies. In 2020, the Society and the Phi Kappa Phi Foundation were merged into one entity in an effort to consolidate assets, increase mission focus, and reduce duplicative overhead costs across both organizations. However, without a dues increase, the Society would be required to lower program-related costs that could be detrimental to the level of service provided to members and chapters.

The dues increase will allow the Society to:

  • Maintain pace with rising costs as a result of past and current inflation
  • Invest in new and improved technologies to enhance the user experiences of members and affiliated chapters
  • Train and support volunteer chapter officers to improve member recruitment and increase new enrollments
  • Expand and improve Phi Kappa Phi awareness nationally which will increase the value and professional recognition of your membership
  • Substantially expand the grants and awards program to provide members with even more funding opportunities across new programs